…unvaccinated persons account for 100 percent of deaths

The Edo State Government has intensified the vaccination of citizens across the state’s 18 local government areas, urging those who have been inoculated to come out and get vaccinated in order to remain healthy and protected against the deadly virus.

The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, chaired by the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

Obi, who decried the rise in the number of infections and deaths in the state, noted that it is imperative for all residents to be vaccinated to stay alive and healthy, as more unvaccinated persons continue to die from the virus.

He said Edo has recorded 22 deaths since the outbreak of the third wave of the pandemic in the state, adding that all deaths in the state are persons who were never inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccines.

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According to him, “Edo State, in the last 72 hours, recorded the death of four more persons who were unvaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccines, bringing the total number of fatalities recorded in the state to 22.

“We also confirmed 146 new COVID-19 cases, 48 recoveries, with 514 active cases that are being managed at various treatment and isolation centres across the state.”

Restating the need for all residents to get vaccinated, Obi said “all persons who have died from the virus in the third wave were unvaccinated, while over 96 percent of confirmed cases are those who were never vaccinated.”

The Incident Manager said the state has now collected 10,936 samples and recorded 761 confirmed cases, 225 recoveries, as well as vaccinated over 42,668 persons across the state.